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How to craft a standout Kitchen Assistant CV

Caroline  Atkins our consultant managing the role

Crafting a CV that reflects your unique flavour, is not just about listing experiences; it's about showcasing your passion for the kitchen, your dedication to quality, and your flair for teamwork.

On average 80% of CVs do not get shortlisted, so it's important to put some time into creating a good one. This blog post will cover useful tips for a Kitchen Assistant CV to help you land a Kitchen Assistant role

We will guide you through CV examples, skills, work experience and key cover letter tips for success. 

What is a good Kitchen Assistant CV example?

Let's dive into the heart of what makes a Kitchen Assistant CV stand out. 

Your CV is your canvas, and how you format this information is like adding your own special seasoning, it's all about communicating your passion in the most clear way.

A impactful CV will cover the following topics in the order listed:

  • Professional summary, that captures your enthusiasm and dedication to culinary excellence. 
  • Detail your relevant work experience. Highlight tasks like food preparation, kitchen organisation, and collaboration with colleagues to showcase your ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Share your educational background, emphasising any culinary courses or certifications you've completed.
  • Create a section dedicated to your skills, listing abilities such as food preparation techniques, knowledge of kitchen equipment, and understanding of food safety protocols. 

Remember to use bullet points in your CV to help break down key information for easier readability and organisation.

You can find great CV templates and builders online to help you get started.

Key Kitchen Assistant CV skills 

Kitchen Assistant jobs are always needed and are valued roles within our culinary team. 

We believe in the power of connection – with our customers, our communities, and each other. Your CV should reflect your ability to collaborate, communicate, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our kitchen culture. Some key soft skills to note are the following:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Well organised

If you have these soft skills and a passion for hospitality, you could fit into multiple roles with us at Greene King. Opportunities within our brands will give you the chance to learn more specific skills you want to grow. We believe everyone who wants to should have the opportunity to work. That’s why we’re giving people the chance to gain vital work skills. 

Share standout Kitchen Assistant CV work experience 

The tasks of a Kitchen Assistant can cover a lot of ground! If you've had the opportunity to work in different roles, it's great to showcase the variety of duties you've handled in each one.

Standout work experience sections in a CV paint a picture of a candidate who knows their way around the kitchen! From chopping veggies to whipping up culinary delights, they've shown off their skills, and achievements, and added a dash of flavour to every place they've worked.

If you are wondering what are the responsibilities of a Kitchen Assistant? You can check out the responsibilities and duties of a Kitchen Assistant job description  for ideasl on what you can highlight on your CV.

Overall a positive can-do attitude goes a long way for our customers and motivates our teams. Showing you can rise to the challenge, in a fast-paced environment would be useful to highlight. 

Kitchen Assistant cover letter tips

Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting your culinary journey, highlight the ingredients that make you a perfect fit for our kitchen family. Here are some cover letter hacks you can apply when writing yours:

  • Personalise your letter by sharing how your previous experiences will be useful in a Kitchen Assistant role.
  • Highlight your passion for cooking and pub culture, showing your personality. Remember, we are looking for people who will fit in with our teams and culture
  • Focus on the key points you want to get across and use engaging language.
  • End your cover letter with a confident and optimistic statement.

Join us on your culinary journey and let's create delicious dishes together

At Greene King, you can look forward to a future filled with growth, learning, and plenty of opportunities to let your passion shine. 

With us, you can find opportunities to progress within a number of our teams and brands. One day you are fulfilling Kitchen Assistant duties and not long later you can progress to a Kitchen Manager.

We can't wait to see what you can bring to the table! Send us your new and improved Kitchen Assistant CV and let’s pour happiness into lives together.

Explore Kitchen Assistant jobs at Greene King to start a journey of possibilities.

Caroline  Atkins our consultant managing the role


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